Friends of The Gambia (BFoTG), an organisation sponsoring over 300 students
within The Greater Banjul area, are in the country to distribute educational,
health and agricultural materials to over 16 schools.
The items, which arrived in the country loaded in a 40-feet container, is valued at over D2M.
Speaking while off-loading the items over the weekend, Patrick de Vos, chairman of BFoTG, underscored the importance of the items and that of his organisation’s resolve to support local communities.
The Belgian philanthropist informed that his organisation felt it necessary to contribute their quota to the socio-economic development of this country especially in the areas of health and education.
According to him, a ten-man delegation from the Belgian organisation is currently in the country to witness the distribution exercise among their sponsored students and institutions.
This intervention, he added, would go a long way in complementing government’s efforts in the areas of education and health.
“It will also support line ministries in the country in their efforts to revamp their sectors with materials such as the one in the latest consignment. Over three hundred (300) students and ten (10) institutions within the Greater Banjul area will benefit from the materials ranging from nursery to tertiary institutions. We started these sponsorship packages seventeen years ago,” de Vos informed media.
He also disclosed that they are also sponsoring a borehole water project for Jambanjelly Nursery School, saying they will also presented cash amount and some bags of rice to their sponsors.
During their two-week stay in the country, the Belgian Friends are expected to inspect school-based projects like computers, gardens amongst others.
Some of the beneficiary institutions are as follows: Jambanjelly Nursery, Lower and Upper Basic schools, Siffoe Lower and Upper Basic schools, Bakoteh Annex, Bakoteh Proper and Bakoteh Upper Basic schools, St. Therese Lower Basic school, New Yundum Lower Basic School, New Yundum Health Centre, Latri Kunda Upper Basic School, Widdar Nursery School in Kotu Quarry and Nyodema Nursery School in Manjai Kunda.